What you need to know in advance of your procedure
Your doctor at Hunterdon Endosurgery Center will give you a handout with instructions on how to prepare for your procedure and answer any questions you may have about it.
The following general instructions apply to all preparations. If you have any questions prior to testing, please call us at 908-483-4000 and ask to speak with our scheduling department. Your comfort and safety are our highest priority.
General Instructions for All Gastrointestinal Procedures at Hunterdon Endosurgery Center
Please arrange for someone to drive you home who has a current and valid drivers license, not a permit. You are not permitted to drive 24 hours following your procedure.
Please plan on the discharge being approximately TWO (2) hours from the time you check In.
Your test will be performed at the Hunterdon Endosurgery Center which is located on the Second floor in Suite 204 of the doctors’ office building.
Should you have an Advanced Directive (living will) and would like it to be a part of your chart, please bring it with you on the day of your procedure.
Remove all jewelry.
Do not bring valuables.
Bring your insurance card.
Remember to check with your insurance carrier regarding your benefits and if a referral is necessary before coming in for you procedure.
Discuss with your doctor what medications you can safely take the morning of your procedure and which ones to hold until after the procedure is over.
FIVE (5) days prior to the procedure:
DO NOT USE any aspirin products. This includes all aspirin, baby aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, or Aleve. TYLENOL MAY BE USED. Do not take any vitamins or supplements.
Avoid iron and fiber as well as over-the-counter herbs and supplements.
If you are on blood pressure medicine, please take your blood pressure medicine on the morning of your procedure with a sip of water. If you normally take this at night, continue to do so as usual.
If you are on any anticoagulants (blood thinning) medication (Coumadin, Heparin, Persantine, Plavix, or Lovenox) or anti-inflammatory medications (Vioxx, Celebrex, or Naprosyn), please let the nurse know in advance.
If you are a Diabetic, please let us know and we will schedule a morning appointment and provide clear instructions on when to take your medication.
If you have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator, please let the doctor or nurses know.
If you have a CPAP machine, please bring it with you on the day of your procedure.
The Clear Liquid Diet
Only the following liquids are included for your clear liquid diet:
Clear Soda (7up, Sprite, Ginger Ale)
(WHITE) Grape Juice
Clear Broth (Chicken or Vegetable)
Only Lemon & Lime Flavors for the following: